The 2021 Silverado Dually Truck is the toughest truck in the lineup. The dual-rear-wheel is available only with the Series 3 heavy-duty truck. Silverado 2500 is not offering such configuration. The Dually truck maximizes the traction, which is more than needed when you haul a lot of cargo. The maximum towing capacity of this model is 35,000 pounds with a turbodiesel engine.
The 2021 Silverado Dually Truck is not the only such model in the market. Both Ram 3500 and Ford F-350 can tow more than GM’s pickup. So, for the next season, we could see a push towards 1,000 pound-feet of torque and a higher towing capability. Ford and Ram are already over that mark.
2021 Silverado Dually Truck Specs
To get the dual-rear-wheel configuration, you will need to select a diesel engine. A 6.6-liter V8 engine comes from a proven partner. Duramax engineers tune this unit for 910 lb-ft and 445 horsepower. A ten-speed Allison transmission is best in the class. We can hear rumors that FCA is considering a partnership with this company if AISIN doesn’t improve its 6-pace gearbox. A new tuning made the 2021 Silverado Dually Truck tow 12,000 more than before. Now, it is limited to 35,500 pounds. Ford and Ram are still 2,000 lbs ahead. For such capability, dual-rear-wheel is spreading the load pressure, traction, balance.
The other drivetrain available for Silverado 3500 is a new petrol 6.6-liter unit. Chevrolet improved the outputs, efficiency, and towing capacity of the gasoline displacement. Now, this version is ready to produce 400 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque. However, the towing capacity is not even close to the capability truckers are getting from the Dually Truck.
Like in other classes, the 2021 Silverado Dually Truck will face the competition from FCA and Ford. This upgrade is available only for Series 3 trucks. Series 2 models will offer some other packages, such as Power Wagon for Ram 2500, or Raptor edition for F-250. Silverado is now the third best-selling truck in the market and it needs a shocking therapy to keep up with rivals. FCA overtook the position two, but both lineups are not even close to F-Series by the Blue Oval truckmaker.
Diesel trucks with dual-rear-wheel configuration will come with similar outputs. Horsepower rating is limited to 450 ponies, but the torque of Ram 3500 and Ford F-350 goes over 1,000 lb-ft. It results in a better towing capacity. In both cases, more than 37,000 pounds.
So, Chevrolet will have to do something, not only with its big rig but also Silverado 1500, to stay competitive. The truck market generates the most profit for these companies. The heavy-duty segment evolves every season. We might not see styling upgrades frequently, but performance enhancements are required to stay interesting to truckers. Still, 2021 Silverado Dually Truck is offering some of the most advanced technology for trailering, including a new camera system, as well as MultiPro tailgate with six different functions.